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Spartan Sprint 2021

The Spartan Race is a series of obstacle races of varying distance and difficulty ranging from 5km to marathon distances. Farm Africa can secure your charity place at any Spartan event across the country.

This webpage focuses on the Spartan Sprint in Sussex on Sunday 10th October 2021. Scroll to the bottom of this webpage if you'd like to take part in a Spartan Race elsewhere.


The Spartan Sprint is a 5-6 km sprint packed with more than 20 signature Spartan obstacles. If you think you can’t do it, you’re wrong. It is perfect for athletes of all levels; from Spartan first timers to seasoned racers.

Nestled in the heart of Ashdown Forest the varied terrain of Pippingford lends itself perfectly to a Spartan race. With hills, woodland trails, rivers and lakes, there are plenty of natural obstacles for Spartan to utilise in producing a challenging but enjoyable course. The venue itself is used by the British Army for Basic Training so there really is no better proving ground for new Spartans and seasoned racers alike. Get to the starting line and show yourself what you are capable of.


Count me in! How do I apply for a place?

There are two ways you can secure your place...


Farm Africa charity place

We would love you to join #TeamFarmAfrica! Your fundraising will help African farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more - sustainably.

We ask you to pledge a minimum sponsorship of £150 per person and we are full of fundraising ideas to help you beat this! Click the link below to complete a short form to secure your place for £30.

Apply for a charity place


Running with your own place

Already purchased your own place and want to help eastern Africa’s farming future? Thank you! There’s no minimum pledge, just raise as much as you can!

Our events team will be with you all the way, sharing fundraising and training tips throughout your journey. Get in touch by emailing with proof of your purchased place and you are good to go!


Spartan Sprints outside of Sussex

Does a Spartan Sprint, Beast or Super sound like the fundraising challenge for you but don’t fancy the trip to East Sussex? No problem! We've partnered with Run for Charity and we have Farm Africa charity places at all other Spartan events:

Browse all Spartan obstacle races here.


Run and clamber over obstacles for us in 2021 and support our vital work in eastern Africa, helping farming families turn their backs on poverty. When you become part of #TeamFarmAfrica, we'll support you every step of the way!